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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Athol ditch

Some clot parked his car in a shallow ditch on a quiet back-road in Athol. He had to be towed out by the very kindly fly-tying 'Stu', who fortunately owned a grunty SUV. You'd wonder how anyone could do that. The road is wide, the skies clear. It beggars belief really.


11 comments:

Hollie Guyton said...

Ha ha, are you back home now?

robertguyton said...

We're hunkered down beside a blazing fire while outside the wind is howling and the hail lashing. How's the weather in Dun-Edin?

Hollie Guyton said...

Wintery...

Armchair Critic said...

Nah it's easy enough to do. Drive fast enough on a gravel road, lose concentration, go slightly off line and hey presto!
Saw it happen from a passengers seat once. Hilarious! Because the driver was in the middle of telling us what a brilliant driver he was. Anyway,we got back on the road courtesy of a tow from a school bus. Very embarrassing.

robertguyton said...

Yes...but I was travelling at about 3kph, executing the notoriously perilous 3-point turn. That muddy ditch seemed shallow but proved to be both substantial and slippery :-)

Armchair Critic said...

Aha. That's easy enough to do too and I have to confess I've done something similar. Though in my case I blamed some snow. Even at 3kph the brakes don't do much. You can extract yourself with a bit of time, the wheel jack and some wood or stones under the wheels.
On a related subject, don't you think it's a little hypocritical to want livestock out of watercourses when you can't keep your car out of them? I can see a headline.....

robertguyton said...

The road owners should have that puddle fenced off. Protect our waterways!

fredinthegrass said...

Put your foot in it again, Rg??

wildcrafty said...

Just to add to you sins, aren't 3 point turns on the open road illegal?

robertguyton said...

Right-front wheel, Sparky!

robertguyton said...

Nothing 'open' about that road, wildcrafty, it was blocked!
In any case, it was one-point, and no turn was executed.